Ryan Gosling Breaks Up NY Street BRAWL

8/22/2011 1:00 PM PDT
Ryan Gosling risked his handsome face in the streets of New York recently ... by stepping in between two brawlers and breaking up a street fight ... and it was all caught on tape!

The best part ... listen to how EXCITED the woman behind the camera becomes when she realizes the good guy in the striped tank and blue cap was in "The Notebook."

What a stud.